Whether you love her or loathe her you've got to hand it to Agnes Browne: The Mammy's only gone and landed a prime time slot on the BBC at Christmas for the second year in a row, taking top billing in the festive schedule alongside Doctor Who, EastEnders and Sherlock to name but a few.

The Beeb has been tweeting out its official Christmas schedule this afternoon (moving with the times and all that jazz) and has confirmed that the first of two new episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys will air at 9.30pm on BBC One on Christmas Day. There's still no word from RTE as regards Agnes' Christmas time slot but we're guessing it'll be in and around the same time, if not the night before ala Christmas 2012.

Of course the other big highlight comes earlier in the evening as Matt Smith bows out of the Tardis in The Time of The Doctor at 7.30pm.

Sherlock will hit our screens at 9pm on New Year's Day, with that much talked about Death Comes to Pemberley adaptation landing on St Stephen's Day at 8.15pm. Matthew Rhys doesn't make a bad looking Mr Darcy, if we do say so ourselves.

Other highlights of the festive schedule include David Jason's Open All Hours special and David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, both of which enjoy St Stephen's Day slots at 7.45pm and 6.05pm respectively. Plus, there's a real treat for Call The Midwife fans with a Christmas Special at 6.15pm on Christmas Day.

Over to you RTE and ITV, the gauntlet has been laid down.